Aspiring Fuji and Juju artistes in Lagos and Ado-Ekiti have expressed excitement and enthusiasm as Ariya Repete, the biggest Yoruba music talent hunt show storms both cities on Wednesday, May 10th, 2017 to discover new artistes in both genres.
Audition in Lagos holds at Marblefield Hotel and Event Centre in Oshodi while Midas Arena, Midas Avenue will play host to artistes in Ado-Ekiti.
Local artistes in both cities are already warming up to avail themselves of the opportunities presented by the talent hunt platform.
Tajudeen Usman, an aspiring Juju artiste based in Lagos revealed that he intends to storm the audition with great optimism. “I have been looking for an opportunity like this to express myself musically, especially in Juju music,” he said.
He further expressed his excitement and lauded Goldberg and Nigerian Breweries Plc for the inclusion of Juju music in the talent hunt show “which will represent the entirety of Yoruba culture through music,” he said.
Explaining the rationale behind the talent hunt platform, Emmanuel Agu, Portfolio Manager, Mainstream Lager and Stout Brands, Nigerian Breweries Plc explains that “the brand seeks to discover new talents in the two indigenous Yoruba music genres, which will in turn promote the culture and tradition of the people of South West Nigeria,” he said.
Winners in both category would get One Million Naira and a recording deal.
PHOTO CAPTION: Photo shows a cross section of aspiring Fuji and Juju artistes prepared for auditions.